The 2024-2025 Application Portal Will Open on October 15, 2023!
CES Fellows — Already Making a Difference!
Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in History at Cornell University
History of childcare as a labor issue in the U.S.: Justine explores the ways that ideologies and practices of race, gender, class, and citizenship shaped the demographics of the childcare workforce, the conditions of employment, and the social and monetary value of caring labor.
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Sociology Department at Harvard University (beginning in July 2023 they will be Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University)
Health, law, and politics as related to drug use and drug policy: David conducts a multisite ethnographic study of opioid use and opioid-related services in several remote counties of California offering unique insights on the links between place, politics, health, and wellbeing in nonurban settings.
Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
Criminal justice, social history, cultural studies, and Black feminist theory: Micah reframes the act of post-bellum fugitivity as both a rhetoric of protest and an articulation of desire, creating alternative narratives of insurgency that acknowledge how kinship, grief, longing, and loss contributed to resistive action.
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at Rutgers University
Black Geographies, 20th century African American and environmental history, and Black feminist theory: Teona’s research explores Black women agrarianism and the struggle for land reparations from the New Deal era to the Black Power Movement.
Assistant Research Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, Cornell University & W.E.B. DuBois Fellow of the National Institute of Justice.
Criminal justice system and racial inequality: Sadé examines how state collateral sanctions, drug laws, and prison education programs, impact individual life chances, social mobility, and overall well-being.
Deisy Del Real
Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California
International migration: Deisy studies how the construction of legal residency as a substantive right under the Latin American Mercosur residency agreements provides greater protection to transnational migrants than the rules in place in the U.S. and the European Community.
Assistant professor of Sociology, Tufts University.
Policing, urban segregation, and the criminal justice system: Daanika’s research explores the institutional production of racial difference and inequality with a specific focus on the criminal justice system.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Department, Syracuse University & Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University
Transgender people in the criminal justice system: Joss studies gender, race and punishment and has done extensive historical research on transgender people and the carceral system.
Inclusion Specialist, International Olympic Committee & SNSF Senior Researcher, University of Lausanne
Gender inclusion and governance in sport and biomedicine: Madeleine is interested in how notions of “biological sex” and “sex difference” become embedded in gender equity projects in sport and biomedicine and are tied to gender, race, nation, and other socially meaningful forms of difference.
Michael D. Aguirre
Assistant professor of history, University of Nevada, Reno.
Immigration, migration, labor and health in the borderlands: Michael’s research interests include the intersection of race, labor and health which he pursues with the use of oral and public history.
The Center has provided over $1,000,000 in fellowships over the past six years.
Engaged scholarship is urgently needed to build a better world.
Our Center is part of a movement to focus scholars on research that addresses climate change, racial and gender justice, poverty, and social exclusion. We follow a bottom-up strategy by supporting scholars whose dissertations are models of engaged research. Our fellows collaborate with activists, think tanks, and legislators to shape public policy.
CES seeks to build a diverse community of engaged scholars who work with social movements to strengthen democracy.
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Joseph van der Naald, a 2023-2024 CES Fellow, is the co-author of a report documenting recent trends in unionization patterns.
This has been an eventful year for our Center! We just completed the selection of our eighth cohort of fellows — bringing the total number of people we have supported to 49.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2023-2024 dissertation fellowship. This year, we selected seven fellows and four alternates.